The Future Skills Report Chemistry follows a data-driven, analytical approach that is based on data crawling and advanced analytical methods.

The Future Skills Report Chemistry in numbers

200.000+ job postings from the chemical & pharma industry were analyzed.

The scope and parameteres of the ‘Future Skills Report Chemistry’ was jointly defined in three workshops held in 2020 between IG BCE, BAVC, HRForecast and experts from companies in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries as well as works councils.

Focus contry: Germany.
Benchmarking partners: EU, USA, China.

The insights of this report are derived by AI-generated analysis based on publicly available data.


A skill is everything that a person can apply to carry out a task. Hence, this definition includes:

– personal traits (e.g. empathy, motivation, hands-on mentality, reliability)
– social skills (e.g. communication, leadership, customer affinity)
– knowledge (e.g. experience, industry and domain know-how, tools & applications, hardware components)
– methods (e.g. Scrum, DevOps, offer process, programming languages, testing methods, medical treatments)
– education degrees
– language skills
– …and even hobbies, interests

The job titles in this report are not based on national or international publicly available occupational classifications, but are derived from a globally collected and standardized data pool. The job classification used consists of over 20,000 different job titles derived from over 35 million standardized data points. The library is constantly updated with market data to reflect the highly dynamic nature of today’s labor markets and job requirements. The hierarchical structure of the library allows for more comprehensive analyses at different levels of detail to best meet the needs of all stakeholders of this report.

2020 was a turbulent and unpredictable year – also for labor markets and talent demands. Since this report focuses on long-term trends rather than short-term variances or so called ‘COVID-effects’, it was editorially decided to only compare data from 2018 and 2019.

Key facts

> 200.000

job postings analyzed


Different skills identified

Jan 2018 to Dec 2019

Timeframe of the analysis

Focus industries

Chemical and pharmaceutical industry

Global distribution of the analyzed data points